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Old 09-25-2011, 04:00 AM   #16
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umm maybe because boxing is a sportthat requires extreme fitness and running 3 miles as fast possible develops that fitness?
Boxing is a sport that requires boxing fitness not 5k running fitness.

Running a 5k is not even the best way to train for a 5k for that matter.

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Old 09-25-2011, 04:17 AM   #17
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ok, so record of a newly started amateur may be helpful 3k-> 29mnts.
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:40 AM   #18
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Boxing is a sport that requires boxing fitness not 5k running fitness.

Running a 5k is not even the best way to train for a 5k for that matter.

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You don't know what the guys aims are, what his current level of fitness is or what his aims are.

Not only that, whilst running 5km as fast as you can may not be absolutely optimal training for boxing it certainly won't do you any harm and is infinitely better than doing nothing at all.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:48 AM   #19
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You don't know what the guys aims are, what his current level of fitness is or what his aims are.

Not only that, whilst running 5km as fast as you can may not be absolutely optimal training for boxing it certainly won't do you any harm and is infinitely better than doing nothing at all.
This thread is about his aims.

From reading this thread it seems his aim is to improve at boxing by training to become better at running 5k's.

Am I wrong?

Am I the only one who sees the obvious flaw in this strategy?
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:17 AM   #20
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From reading this thread it seems his aim is to improve at boxing by training to become better at running 5k's.

Am I wrong?

Am I the only one who sees the obvious flaw in this strategy?
Not aiming to be better at running the 3 miles, using the speed i run the 3 miles as an indicator of my fitness among other things. My logic is the fitter i am the easier and faster i can run that distance. So i was wondering what time is average for people who train and what is above or under average
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:52 AM   #21
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This thread is about his aims.

From reading this thread it seems his aim is to improve at boxing by training to become better at running 5k's.

Am I wrong?

Am I the only one who sees the obvious flaw in this strategy?
Hmmm.... I'm not sure you can actually read. Or may be you're foreign and have trouble with comprehending written English. I can't see anything in the OP that says what you think it says.

Training threads are great for spotting folk who have absolutely no idea what they're talking about. Do you think tennis players only ever play tennis?
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:52 PM   #22
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Under 20 minutes.
Do that , your good.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:04 AM   #23
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Running below 20 minutes in a 5k is extremely good. I doubt most of the people saying they do it can.
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:36 AM   #24
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Running below 20 minutes in a 5k is extremely good. I doubt most of the people saying they do it can.
>20 minutes is VERY hard.. >25 is very good tho
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:13 AM   #25
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>20 minutes is VERY hard.. >25 is very good tho
Got to disagree slightly there (although I'm only splitting hairs). 25 minutes is achievable by any healthy adult male IMHO, less than 22.5 minutes is starting to get good, sub 20 is very good, sub 18 gets you into genuinely decent club runner territory.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:12 AM   #26
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Got to disagree slightly there (although I'm only splitting hairs). 25 minutes is achievable by any healthy adult male IMHO, less than 22.5 minutes is starting to get good, sub 20 is very good, sub 18 gets you into genuinely decent club runner territory.
Yes your right but in this forum we have to generalise everything thats why. Not everyone is able to keep a fast pace constant so i speak a more or less >25 minutes is decent work obviously the lower the time the better
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:51 AM   #27
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This kind of thread comes up and hear often and I am always surprised how people think running 6 minute mile is amazing. Everyone should aim for that.

25minutes for 5km is very slow!
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:56 AM   #28
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Any time below 20mins is very decent for a non-runner flat out. If you're flat out running 25mins then that is pretty slow and you're unfit, but 3 miles is a short distance so relatively small decreases in time are hard to come by the faster you go i.e. 25mins slow, 22mins respectable, 20mins decent, 18mins good, 16mins you're winning road races, 14mins you're a County/regional champ, 13mins get an agent.

A lot of people that don't train as a runner and say they can do it in in less than 18mins are either (1) lying (2) aren't running 3 miles (3) running on a treadmill with no gradient.

I used to do it in less than 15mins, but I was nationally ranked. I know good club runners that can't run 18mins on non-flat road during a training run i.e. no real competition and running on their own.

6min miles for 3miles is possible for most people flat out if they train specifically for running. However, either way, for boxing you don't really want to have 3 miles as your focus on judging "fitness". It would be much better to aim for 7min miles over 6 miles and feel "easy" while doing it.

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Old 09-28-2011, 12:18 PM   #29
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I agree for boxing it should not be the focus and agree with most of your post.

However don't assume people are making it up if they say they can do it without training as a runner.
When i did muay Thai it under 18 minutes just from all the roadwork and sprints I was doing. Even
now i can do it in 19.30 and i hardly ever run. Its not as hard as people make out.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:20 PM   #30
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Also there is nothing wrong with a boxer trying to improve certain running times. Sure it's not that important but it can add some motivation when doing roadwork
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